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The Chicago Bulls basketball team won the NBA Championship in 1991, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in five games during a best-of-seven series. Notably, it was star shooting guard Michael Jordan's first championship; the Bulls would go on to secure a "three-peat" by winning the next two consecutive championship titles. Jordan also won the scoring title and the honor of Most Valuable Player in 1991. The team was coached by Phil Jackson, and small forward Scottie Pippen, power forward Horace Grant, point guard John Paxson and center Bill Cartwright filled out the rest of the starting roster.